2012-07-05T00:00:45-07:00July 5th, 2012|Musings on life|

Much ado about the Higgs Boson

You have been found
and now everybody is talking about you
although I can’t say quark or lepton
without feeling like I’m at a convention
where people wear a lot of velvet
and name tags like Thor.

I wonder how God feels
about them calling it his particle
I bet he thinks it’s cute
like the way my son
picked my floss out of the garbage today
and held it to his heart
saying mama.

I tried to read up on you
but I can’t seem to get riled up
it reminds me of an old boss
who used to tell stories
that should have been interesting
but she focused
on the tiniest
least interesting

But if you’re listening
in your particle smasher
I do have this to say

I like that you are of no use to us

it’s a relief
in this expedient world
to watch you unspool
into the scientists
for no other benefit
than to set their grey domes
with glee.

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